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Another Nexus 5 photo leaked with specs

Kris Carlon

As many of you know I'm a little obsessed with the Nexus 5, which will be rolling out to the Play Store in about two week's time. Well, my fetishization of the next Nexus has just ramped up a bit with a new leak picture coming from MacRumors along with some additional hands-on feedback about what I think will be one of the handsets of the year.

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The best photo we've seen of the Nexus 5. / © weespeed/MacRumors

The image shows the same landscape-orientation Nexus logo we originally saw in the launch video for Android 4.4 KitKat several weeks back. The logo was conspicuously missing from the FCC documents but has appeared again since. Apparently a MacRumors forum member, Weespeed, got his hands on a Nexus 5, model number LG-D820, and reported the following:

  • smaller than the LG G2 (upon which it is based)
  • feels like the Nexus 7 (probably means it has a rubberized back)
  • has small bezels (makes sense considering the LG G2)
  • the display is not as good as the Note 3 (hmmm...)

The technical specifications doing the rounds currently, based on the log files we saw yesterday, are:

Display: 5-inch, Full-HD, 442 ppi
Processor: 2.3 GHz, Quad-Core Snapdragon 800
Internal Memory: 16 GB with likelihood of another model
Camera: 8 MP (rear-facing), 1.2 MP (front-facing)
Sensors:  Accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, barometer, orientation
Battery: 2.300 mAh, wireless charging supported
Other info: NFC, LTE, Android 4.4 KitKat at launch
A very nice, and very likely, fan render of the Nexus 5's appearance. / © Android Authority

This all sounds rather lush to me and falls in line with everything else we've heard and believed lately, although the camera looks to be a bit of a let-down, with the FCC documents previously indicating a 10 MP shooter based on the G2's camera, with the possibility of OIS. But the camera has never been the drawcard for the Nexus line, and many of you would know my other obsession right now is with the Sony Cyber-shot QX10, which takes the camera question out of the purchasing decision for new smartphones (if you share my obsession). There's only two questions left to answer: how did the Nexus 5 perform better than the G2 in the GFXBench benchmark test (they have the same processor), and when can I get my hands on one?

Do you think this is the Nexus 5? What do you think of these specs?

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  • surajhodi Oct 1, 2013 Link

    now its the best smartphone ever come in market

  • Andy Millett Oct 1, 2013 Link

    Not a very big battery but should be fine.

  • Ed E. Oct 1, 2013 Link

    Looks like my next phone.......hehehe

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    Kris Carlon Oct 1, 2013 Link

    Hey Surajhodi, I think it could've nabbed that title with the originally speculated camera with OIS and a slightly bigger battery, but probably not with the camera as it seems to stand now. Plus, the rumor yesterday of a SD card got me a little excited and we all want 3 GB RAM. But I guess you can't have everything for that price! Definitely one of the best of the year though.

  • Bojan M. Oct 1, 2013 Link

    The best? Not even close man. The best price/performance ratio indeed, but that's it. Don't get me wrong, a nice phone with nice specs, but look at the market... And vanilla android is a turn off for me.

  • Northernbaygirl Oct 2, 2013 Link

    Man that looks like one sexy phone but I think I prefer the G2 itself.

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    Kris Carlon Oct 4, 2013 Link

    Well that's what I was referring to Bojan, of course if you want to drop close to a thousand bucks on a phone you can get some serious hardware with all kinds of extras, but for a sub-$300 handset I think the Nexus 5 (and even the Nexus 4) are/were incredible value and in that respect worthy of the title - it's not all about the most expensive devices. Can you imagine what you'd get from Samsung/Apple for $300?